Chris Brown, Duke Realty's senior vice president in Atlanta,says Mitsubishi will use its Park 85 space as a distribution andrepair center for televisions and other electronics. The companywill relocate in July from another local distribution facility withroughly the same amount of space, he says.

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"The modern configuration of our building helped win the dealfor us," Brown tells GlobeSt.com. He adds that Park 85 offersimproved clear heights for trucks to pull in and out of thedistribution center, along with other state-of-the-artcapabilities.

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Brown observes that while other major users of industrial spaceare looking at the Atlanta market, the number of prospects is downsomewhat over the last six months. He believes space demands arepending corporate expansion decisions, in which executives areawaiting a clearer economic picture before moving ahead withexpansions and relocations.

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"We are getting some calls now," Brown says. "As long as theeconomy shows signs of improving, there should be some movementlater this year or in early 2009."

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Studley Inc. represented Mitsubishi in lease negotiations, withTed Haley of the Atlanta office working with Demetri Koutrouvelis,Laurent Myers and Adam Singer of the Washington, DC, regionaloffice. Brian Sutton, Duke Realty VP of industrial leasing,represented Park 85.

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